February 18, 2020
If you have been in an auto accident and have hurt your neck, you may have lingering symptoms and hard to diagnose injuries. Among the most difficult to diagnose and disruptive auto injuries is whiplash. People can have whiplash and not know it or mistake other injuries for whiplash. So, we at Synergy Health Partners in Aurora, Denver, and Thornton decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we get on the subject of whiplash.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a sprain of one or more upper cervical ligaments, which are tissue that connects the upper joints and bones to those in the lower neck. The sprain occurs when the cervical spine is forcefully jolted forward and backward due to car accidents or physical trauma.
What Treatments Am I likely to Receive?
Your healthcare provider may prescribe a brace, painkillers, and other treatments for pain relief. Here at Synergy Health Partners, we prefer to deliver natural therapies, such as chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture, to minimize the need for potentially addictive and side-effect-inducing painkillers.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Whiplash?
Recovery times can vary from a few days to several weeks. They also depend on the severity of the whiplash and the treatments applied. If the condition is not diagnosed early on, the damage from whiplash can be prolonged or made worse.
To learn more about whiplash and the available non-invasive chiropractic treatments, get in touch with Synergy Health Partners here. Our caring staff are standing by to answer your questions and schedule your initial consultation.